Funds being raised to find Tulane graduate's killer
NEW ORLEANS- Friends and family of a Tulane graduate that was killed in New Orleans over the weekend are now raising funds to help find the killer responsible.
Thomas Rolfes, 25, was found shot to death Saturday morning near Amelia Street in New Orleans after being robbed. He and his fiancee were in town to look for a venue for his upcoming wedding.
The money being raised is to increase the $2,500 reward for information that will lead to an arrest in the case.
Funds are being raised through a GoFundMe account called “Justice for Thomas Rolfes.”
The goal is to raise $10,000 and as of Wednesday, the account has raised over $8,900 in less than 12 hours of starting the account.
According to the account page, if the funds raised are not used for the reward, they will be dedicated to a scholarship in memory of Rolfes.